Have you ever considered using CBD oil for anxiety?
The “fight or flight” response is our body’s natural response to perceived threat or danger. It can happen at any time and is completely normal. However, some people experience feelings of anxiousness and unease daily – despite there being no life-threatening risks.
Whilst plant and herb remedies are renowned for their relaxing properties, many of our customers here at Peak Organics report that CBD oil can curb their symptoms just as effectively, if not more so.
How does CBD help alleviate anxiety?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa, with the potential to relieve anxiety, depression and stress.
Receptors are protein-based chemical structures that are attached to cells and receive signals from different stimuli. The human body has several of these, and CBD interacts with CB1 and CB2 – found in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.
CBD is thought to alter serotonin signals.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that impacts mental health. Low levels of the hormone can lead to depression and, in some cases, not having enough serotonin can cause anxiety.
Though conventional treatments, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), are often prescribed by a doctor, some people use CBD oil for anxiety as it helps them manage their condition.
The benefits of CBD oil for anxiety
Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health disorder in England – with 8 in 100 people being diagnosed every week. Although more human research is needed to verify the effectiveness of CBD oil for anxiety – the evidence from studies on animals is promising.
CBD oil is considered an effective treatment for various types of anxiety disorders, including (but not limited to):
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Panic Disorder (PD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
It’s also believed that CBD can help with anxiety-induced insomnia and has antipsychotic effects in people with schizophrenia.
Another great thing about our CBD oil for anxiety is that it can be taken throughout the day – either placing a drop under the tongue or mixing it with some food or a drink.
Find out more
Got a question about CBD oil for anxiety? Be sure to take a look at our FAQs below where we aim to provide the answers to your burning questions.
If you still have any queries after reading these and you’d like to speak with an expert, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always on hand and would love to hear from you.
Give us a call on 0333 043 9975 or send us an online message and we’ll be in touch.
CBD Oil for Anxiety - FAQs
What is the best CBD oil for anxiety?
Thinking about using CBD oil for anxiety, but not sure which product is best? Relax, Peak Organics is a leading supplier of top-quality, lab-tested cannabidiol products and we can advise you on the most suitable CBD oil for your needs.
All of our CBD oil is made from 100% natural ingredients and tested twice by a third party to ensure it is safe for consumption, legal, and effective.
Every bottle contains trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), meaning you won’t get “high” when you use CBD oil for anxiety.
For those with allergies and intolerances, we can also assure you that they are gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian-friendly. And all of the ingredients are clearly labelled.
So, why not click through to find out more about the different products we stock? This way, you can make comparisons between them and make an informed decision.
How quickly does CBD oil relieve anxiety?
The time it takes for the CBD to enter your bloodstream can vary depending on the dose and potency of the product, as well as your body weight, metabolism, endocannabinoid balance, and consistency. But typically, the effects of CBD oil should begin working within 30 minutes to 2 hours.
When a drop of CBD oil is placed beneath the tongue, the CBD doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system, so it reaches your bloodstream much faster. When combined with food and drink, it may take longer for the CBD to take effect and curb feelings of fear and anxiety.
For those taking CBD to alleviate everyday stresses, you may find that the first dose allows you to feel more relaxed and helps to manage your stress levels. However, if you’re using CBD oil for an anxiety disorder, or something more serious, consistency and patience are key for the true effects of CBD to be felt.
And try to keep a record of the amount of CBD oil you’re taking and the impact it has on your sleep and progress. This will make you more aware of the effects the CBD is having on your body, so you can manage your condition better.
Are there any risks and side effects?
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), taking CBD oil for anxiety is generally safe and poses no serious risk.
However, some people may experience mild side effects, including:
- change in appetite
- change in weight
Although it may ease your anxiety, CBD could interact with other medications or supplements. Therefore, you shouldn’t stop taking prescribed medication as it could lead to withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability, dizziness, nausea, and confusion.
Our best advice? If you’re contemplating taking CBD oil for anxiety, speak with your doctor first. This is especially important if you have other ongoing medical conditions.